A Watsch Films Company

Beirut Hold’em

A film by Michel Kammoun

Drama, 2021

Ziko a 40-year old ex-con is released from prison and wants to restart his life. He’s determined to win back Carole – the love of his life – and open up a gambling joint, locally known as an “Amusement Center.”  He reunites with his boyhood friends who share his passion for gambling and runs into his dead brother’s friend. Ziko learns that his sibling perished on an illegal motorbike race, and decides to save his brother’s friend from the same deadly fate. Driven by a relentless will to succeed, Ziko sets out on a journey through contemporary post-war Lebanese society, a place made of a strange mixture of violence, tenderness, lightness of being and tension.

Producers Ourjouane (Sabine Sidawi), Roy Films
Co-Producers Abbout Productions (Georges Schoucair)
Screenwriter Michel Kammoun
Cinematography Céline Bozon
Music Composer Cynthia Zaven
Cast Saleh Bakri, Said Serhan, Fadi Abi Samra, Issam Bou Khaled, Ziad Seaibe, Rita Hayek, Rana Alamuddine
With the support of Art Arab Radio and Television Network, Treehouse Media, Bekaa Group, CHART, The Postoffice